Amazon now Offering Students 50% Off Amazon Prime

You might recall that last year Amazon offered a free reduced-feature Amazon Prime to students. A few weeks ago Amazon rolled out a follow up program.

Anyone with a college email address (something.EDU) can sign up for free year of Amazon Prime as well as 3 more years of half-priced Amazon Prime.  You can actually get up to 4 years half priced, and you might want to do that, The discounted Amazon Prime membership comes with free Amazon Instant Video (which the the free student membership doesn’t have).

Amazon has clearly decided to take a leaf from the playbook of the cigarette makers. It’s trying to recruit the young and impressionable in the hopes that they will stay in the Amazon Prime program after they graduate.

via Amazon